Lisa Frederiksen’s If You Loved Me, You’d Stop! What You Really Need to Know When Your Loved One Drinks Too Much is a relevant read for anyone struggling with a loved one who has a drinking problem. “If You Loved Me, You’d Stop!” is well-written and offers hope to the more than 150 million people in the U.S. struggling with alcohol abuse and alcoholism – but more than that it also offers hope to persons with mental illness and co-addictions.
About the Book
Divided into 9 chapters, the book addresses excessive drinking (Chapter 2), underage drinking (Chapter 3), co-addictions and dual diagnosis (Chapter 4), codependency (Chapter 5) two chapters (6 & 7) on reclaiming your life, and setting boundaries (Chapter 8). Perhaps one of the most eye-opening chapters is You’re Not Crazy, Something Really Is Wrong (Chapter 2) which defines what is normal drinking. You will be surprised as to what people think is the appropriate amount of alcohol in one sitting and what the actual limit should be. Chapter 2 also addresses why and how you should be assessing your loved one’s alcohol use. Further, in this chapter Frederiksen goes into detail on what constitutes alcohol abuse (excessive drinking) and alcoholism. Chapter 4 – Is There a “Cure”? was especially helpful in addressing common issues that surround families struggling with alcohol abuse including denial, relapse and co-addictions. Frederiksen discusses the science behind the brain disease of alcoholism. In the Appendix you will find many useful links to related sites and articles. Some of the topics include the disease of alcoholism, brain research, mental illness and co-addictions as well as underage drinking and support groups. It really is a good book!
About the Author
The author of nine books on topics of mental illness and wellness, substance abuse prevention, addiction and recovery – Lisa Frederiksen is the founder of BreakingTheCycles.com. Her research is centered on 21st century brain and addiction studies and she launched the Quick Guide series in 2014. Ms. Frederiksen has more than 40 years experience dealing with friends and family alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
Why You Should Read This Book
If you have searched for a book that helps you understand alcoholism as a brain disease… this is it! This book not only helps the individual with alcohol abuse but it is also a very beneficial read for everyone in the individual’s life. “If You Loved Me, You’d Stop! What You Really Need to Know When Your Loved One Drinks Too Much” by Lisa Frederiksen is available in paperback, but it is also available in ebook including Kindle (Amazon) and Nook (Barnes and Noble). Discover how you can take the first step toward recovery from alcoholism; call Gallus Detox at 888-228-9114. The call is confidential and it’s free.